Standard walk in the woods

horseback riding
6 months ago

Nice easy trail for a quick ride

I do the Perimeter Trail on a somewhat regular basis and really enjoy the different areas you go through.

on Perimeter Trail

trail running
8 months ago

I would rate this trail between easy and moderate, but on the easier side. Its nice and wide most of the way and not nearly as rocky and rooty as other trails. I started at the Lake picnic area, took Blue Dome to Red Perimeter and stayed on that all the way back to the car. Just over four miles took less than an hr running with the dog. Plenty of little creaks for pups to drink from/play in. There were other people on the trail, but not enough to call it crowed by any means. I will be back and probably run it twice without the dog.

Easy 4.5 miles fun ride!

Awesome trails, made our pup happy! Lots of Horses.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Went Sunday interesting and pretty maybe moderate for some

nature trips
11 months ago

great walk, not a hike but very beautiful walk.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Perimeter trails are often not the most scenic or rewarding because you're basically hiking the outer boundaries of the park (w/ occasional views of nearby houses, roads, power lines, etc). Bowie is one of the nicest and most unspoiled parks in middle Tennessee. The park's perimeter trail, although really nice, is my least favorite, but there are so many adjoining "interior" trails that you can incorporate them into the perimeter route for a much more scenic tour.

Monday, March 13, 2017

This is an easy trail for beginners or families. Trail is wide and not a lot of cross trails. Only trail markings are at the beginning and the few cross trails. Nice quiet area that has a few houses and farms around it.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

This is an easy hike for the entire family ( & fur babies). This is a good trail for running and an afternoon stroll with the family. I wouldn't rate this as moderate but a good weekend trail to visit with others.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hiked this and only passed a couple people. Really want to bike this next time. was a wide trail great for all types.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Easy trail, you can bring the whole family.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Easy and customizable (lots of trails that connect to others)! Medium traffic

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Very nice. We met a ranger who was very friendly and informative

Sunday, July 03, 2016

The trail itself is great for hiking and running. I try to hike the premier trail 2 times a week. If you start from the parking area by Shelter 1 and enter the trail at shelter 2 you will have 2 very significant inclines. At the 2.5 mile mark just past the creek crossing you will start a 3/4 incline in elevation a few places steep mostly just long. Then at the end of the trail about 100 yards very steep to the top. Fast hiking, trail is an old fire road.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

love the park.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Trail is in great shape (except for the occasional horse piles) and just beautiful. Lots of big fish (bass and panfish) in the lakes including what looked like a monster goldfish in Upper Lake. We'll be back again to see if we can tackle the perimeter trail.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easy trail. Saw 15 people, 3 horses, 2 dogs, 1 deer, about 40 cows, 3 turtles, and a couple dozen geese. If you want an easy trail, this is it.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Very nice trails. Loved seeing horses but watch your step.

Friday, March 11, 2016

This trail is perfect for anyone looking for an easy but longer hike. Mostly flat, with a few small inclines. Nice for walks with dogs, and plenty of places for a creek side drink for the pooches. Went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and we only passed about 10 (if that) other hikers the whole time! Connects to all the other trails, so you can change up your route, which is always nice. Will be back, despite the 40 min drive from Nashville!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

This trail was a lot of fun. Very scenic and our kids enjoyed passing the horseback trail riders occasionally.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It was really well maintained and very easy casual stroll through the woods. It made for a lovely post thanksgiving leftover hike.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Great place for a short hike in a beautiful wooded setting not far from Nashville Tn

Monday, March 30, 2015

Perimeter Trail is a great leisurely stroll through the woods. If you're looking for an intense hike, this isn't it. The trail is wide, well maintained, very few roots or even rocks. All the trails in the park are marked clearly. Perfect trail to take the kids. Beautiful little park not too far away from the city and you don't have to deal with the crowds. Great for what it is. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A friend and I came out to bike this trail and it was a relatively fun and easy one to ride. If you're looking for a good trail for kids or beginners, then this is a good place to start. The trails are all wide, with very few challenges or even steep inclines, but an all around pleasant, pretty ride. I probably won't be coming back simply because I like more challenging trails, but it's nice for what it is.

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Really enjoyed the biking on this trail, although it could have been marked a little better!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I agree with Jessie Jahne. This is a pleasant walk. And couldn't agree more that the towering pines were the best part. We considered taking a break to just lay down in them. A ton of options on how you complete your own track but cant go wrong. Plus, its less than an hour from Nashville.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More of a brisk walk than a hike. However, it is a great quick respite from Nashville. In the first few miles we saw an owl, deer and more butterflies than can be counted. Takes you through some nice varying terrain and was almost empty for the 4 hours we were there.

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